Time for Organization…and time to drool

Time for Organization…and time to drool

My husband and I live in a loft style condo townhouse. I love it..and hate it. I love the cathedral ceilings, but hate the fact there are only 2 bedrooms, one is our office. Or was. For the past 6 years we have worked together (we both run internet companies from home) out of that one room. Most people cannot believe it when I tell them we work in the same room, let alone haven’t killed each other! Well, he recently kicked me out…okay, suggested I relocate to the loft area. I was reluctant at first, because it would take quite a bit of moving around/buying furniture, new desk etc. But his business is growing. He is constantly on the phone – he has a LOUD voice. It drove me a bit batty when trying to sift through some code or other such geeky thing requiring a lot of concentration.
Moving my office and combining it into a work/sewing area has turned out better than I thought! And…I got some new hardware out of it 🙂 I will post pictures when it is a little more tricked out. In the meantime, check out this group on Flickr: The Sewing Room Organization group. http://www.flickr.com/groups/424384@N22/
I am amazed and inspired what some people have done with their sewing space.

3 thoughts on “Time for Organization…and time to drool

  1. Hello Michelle,

    I recently discovered your blog and enjoy reading how the work is going for the ballroom dresses. Nice to hear others have the same "trials" that I do.

    My 16 yr old daughter is a Pro-Am competitor in Ballroom dancing and to help keep the costs down I make her costumes. She helps me design the gowns, which brings in her youthfullness into each design and her knowledge of how she likes them to flow.

    I had read in a blog from last year I believe that you were cutting chiffon and having a heck of a time with it. The trick is to lay the chiffon on a big flat surface, such as your table, but put a towel underneath the chiffon. The lets you move and cut the chiffon without it having it work against you. I found this trick in a library book when I was loosing my mind dealing with chiffon. It worked really well.

    I will keep reading you blogs to see how things are going.

    Thank you,


  2. Hi Maria,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I started this site as a way to document my progress and hopefully help some folks along the way. I've discovered that there are a lot of people in the same boat, that want to make their own ballroom costumes.
    I don't usually help people privately only because I just don't have the free time. If you would like to post a question to the comments section, I can try to answer your question, or have a future how to blog entry if you are stuck on something.


  3. Hello, Michelle!
    My name is Maria. I am impressed by your website and by the look of your dresses! The seams have very good quality.

    My husband and I are starting an effort of making our own costumes and you are right, there are trials and errors along the way. I have a couple of questions to you about the sewing technique. Could you please send me an e-mail at marusia@gmail.com, because it is a little hard to communicate through a website.

    Thanks so much for the time and cooperation!

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